DEC 17, 2015 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA | The Software Alliance Raises Concerns with General Data Protection Regulation Agreement, Seeks Balanced, Practical Solutions
BRUSSELS — December 17, 2015 — BSA | The Software Alliance takes note of the political agreement reached on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Parliament and the Council, but remains concerned that the new legislation will fail to fully achieve its initial goals and objectives.
BSA and its Members have always been strong supporters of privacy protections, as it is not simply a matter of compliance for companies; privacy is also a market differentiator. However, the agreement reached yesterday missed the opportunity to adapt EU privacy rules to the digital era, and to further bolster innovation and Europe’s data economy. The agreement failed to strike the necessary balance between privacy requirements and long-term economic concerns. In doing so, it is likely to hamper the industry’s ability to provide economic growth and create jobs.
As Members States and Data Protection Authorities will now focus on the practical implementation of the new rules, BSA is looking forward to working with them to find balanced, long-term and practical solutions that will benefit both citizens and companies and achieve the ambitious objectives set out in the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。